Buying Life Insurance – A Balancing Act


wealthymattersThe conventional financial wisdom is that people best serve themselves by purchasing an online term insurance plan and investing the rest of the premium in diversified equity mutual funds. I have a slightly different take on the matter. Let me explain. Many readers have remarked on the difference between my stand and that of other experts.

If you are young, just started working, have little savings, come from a family with little savings, are the sole or main bread-winner of the family and have many dependents, an inexpensive term insurance plan is your best bet. Even as you work towards building wealth, you don’t put your loved ones at the risk of destitution, should something happen to you.

Also if you are older but have to provide for home and children and perhaps have mortgage and car loans etc. outstanding, you’d do well to increase insurance cover via a term plan for the duration of these loans to ensure that in your absence unpaid loans don’t add to your family’s miseries. Read more of this post

The #IncomeKaTopUp Plan


Exide Life Insurance has come out with a pretty decent new plan they call the Exide Life Income Advantage Plan : Link.And I find quite a few things about it that I like. Read more of this post

Heads-Up ! Company FD Investors


wealthymattersMoneylife Foundation is looking at the feasibility of filing a class action for non-payment of fixed deposits. A dispute before the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) requires the dispute value to be above Rs one crore. For starters, we are collecting data for SIX companies—Helios & Matheson, Elder Pharmaceuticals, Jaiprakash Associates, Unitech, Plethico Pharmaceuticals and Bilcare.

If your issue remains unresolved, please submit the details of your deposit through this survey form— Link

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs responded to Moneylife Foundation’s earlier survey and memorandum of 1,500 plus complaints by asking the SFIO to examine non-payment of FDs by Helios & Matheson. In case of Jaiprakash Associates, Unitech and Plethico, the MCA has asked ROC to examine findings from the Moneylife Foundation

Dividends Don’t Lie


wealthymatters“Question — What’s the best action you can look for in a stock?
Answer — A long record of increasing dividends.

A lot of lies can be told about a stock, but dividends don’t lie. In order to increase dividends, a stock must create a history of producing cash. Analysts can lie, earnings can lie, CEO’s can lie, but dividends don’t lie. A company must increase its actual earnings in order to raise dividends. The only thing better than dividends is the float produced by an insurance company. The float, plus compounding, made Buffett a wealthy man.” – Richard Russell

The Danger (Opportunity) In Bonds


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